The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture, in partnership with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Portage Lake District Library, is presenting "Justice in Transition," a virtual speaker series in March and April. DeRay McKesson, Civil Rights Activist, will close out the series on Thursday, April 15, at 7:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) (7:00 pm New York Time) via Zoom Webinar.
Wayne Gersie, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will lead a discussion and Q&A with DeRay after his presentation.
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds honorary doctorates from The New School and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
DeRay has advocated for issues related to children, youth, and families since he was a teen. As a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement and a co-founder of Campaign Zero, DeRay has worked to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy makers with commonsense policies that ensure equity. He has been praised by President Obama for his work as a community organizer, has advised officials at all levels of government and internationally, and continues to provide capacity to activists, organizers, and influencers to make an impact.
Learn more about DeRay McKesson here: https://deray.com/
Learn more about the Justice in Transition speaker series here: https://www.mtu.edu/ipec
Funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Van Evera distinguished lecture series.